In our research on Iron mineral (bio)transformations we study abiotic and microbial mechanisms that form and change iron minerals. We explore the fundamental properties of iron (bio-)mineral nanoparticles which are formed through iron oxidation and iron reduction. We use a combination of many different advanced research techniques such as Mössbauer spectroscopy, electron microscopy, magnetic measurements and synchrotron methods to probe redox state, as well as to understand the cell mineral aggregates that form.
Team members: Timm Bayer, Muammar Mansor, Prachi Joshi, Xiyang Xu, Christopher Schwerdhelm, Biao Wan
Collaborators: Karim Benzerara, Jennyfer Miot, Claus Burkhardt, Martin Obst